Seismic Performance Evaluation and Restoration of Akdamar Church



Ministry of Culture and Tourism


Features / Capacity / Area

Contract Date
2003 January

Akdamar Church is situated on a small island in Lake Van.

The Akdamar church dates from the 10th century and is famed for the fascinating reliefs carved on the exterior. It was designed by the Armenian architect Trdat Mendet. Over time, additions such as a chapel and a bell tower were added to the church. 


Prota performed retrofitting design services tendered by Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 2002 with coordination of Turkish architect Mürşit Günday.


Prota provided services in preliminary, final and detail stages.

Within the scope of the project, Prota’s services include;

  • Geotechnical and geological design
  • Earthwork services
  • Reinforced concrete and steel design
  • Retrofitting design and construction methodology of the building
  • Technical consultancy services
  • BoQ and technical specification preparation services

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